Jay Baker Photography


everyone deserves a portrait

smile or not to smile..?!?


Growing up in the North of England as a young male in the 80's, getting into trouble and fist fights were as common as the rain and part of climbing the ladder to self respect.


School pictures come around & smiling just seemed....well funky and girly!!


Cameras were always the ultimate gadget because they capture history & you really want to be part of it, but as a guy, posing felt goofy, so what do you do?


Becoming a father for me was & still is an absolute treat.  


To see my 2 daughters react to cameras in 2 very different ways is a daily reminder that smiling isn't required but love for life still presents itself in many ways.


In the almost 15yrs since moving from England I have grown to love and admire the folks in my new home.


Being surrounded by warm smiles, great hair & endless wardrobe options, taking photographs of people in their comfort zone is a very rewarding experience & I have met some really, really cool folks.


Cheers for all the support!!


Jay